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Cruzar la Cara de la Luna
NEW YORK PREMIERE
Cruzar la Cara de la Luna
BY JOSE 'PEPE' MARTINEZ
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER'S ROSE THEATER
January 25, 26, 27 and 28, 2018
The world's first mariachi opera, this timely story of an immigrant family divided by the U.S./Mexican border has earned raves from critics and audiences worldwide. City Opera proudly presents the New York Premiere of Cruzar la Cara de la Luna (To Cross the Face of the Moon) as the third installment in our Ópera en Español series.
Anna Caterina Antonacci
WINTER CONCERT:
Anna Caterina Antonacci
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
City Opera presents the great Italian soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci in recital with pianist Donald Sulzen in her only U.S. appearance of the season. Ms. Antonacci is recognized as one of today's leading singing actresses, triumphing in her diverse repertoire which includes some of opera's most challenging roles.
IL PIGMALIONE </br><small>BY GAETANO DONIZETTI</small><br/>PIGMALION </br><small>BY JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU</small>
NEW PRODUCTION DOUBLE BILL - NEW YORK PREMIERE OF DONIZETTI'S FIRST OPERA
IL PIGMALIONE
BY GAETANO DONIZETTI
PIGMALION
BY JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU
Gerald W. Lynch Theater
March 24 and 25, 2018
The myth of Pygmalion, the artist who begs Venus to animate his sculpture of the ideal female form, inspired both Donizetti's first opera and one of Rameau's most revered masterworks. For the first time in New York, these one-act gems of are brought together in the same program.
L'AMORE DEI TRE RE
L'AMORE DEI TRE RE
BY ITALO MONTEMEZZI
Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater
April 12, 13, 14 and 15, 2018
Set in the Middle Ages, the melodrama of Italo Montemezzi's 1913 masterpiece is fueled by a lush symphonic score influenced by Wagner and Debussy. City Opera's new production of L'Amore dei Tre Re (The Love of Three Kings), conducted by Pacien Mazzagatti and directed by Paul Curran, will be the first performance in New York City in over a decade.
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
NEW PRODUCTION - U.S. PREMIERE
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
BY CHARLES WUORINEN
Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater
May 31 and June 2, 3 and 4, 2018
After successful premieres in Europe, this intrinsically American work exploring conflict between love and identity finally debuts in the U.S. Inspired by the 2005 blockbuster film, American composer Charles Wuorinen approached author Annie Proulx to adapt her short story into an opera. This production, led by conductor Kazem Abdullah, is the second production in City Opera's LGBT Pride Initiative.
LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST
LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST
BY GIACOMO PUCCINI
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER'S ROSE THEATER
September 6, 8, 10 and 12, 2017
A favorite of New York audiences since its premiere in 1910, the brilliant orchestration and lyricism of La Fanciulla del West animate the passion and adventure of the California Gold Rush. Considered by Puccini himself to be among his finest works, City Opera's new production, directed by Ivan Stefanutti and conducted by James Meena, is an international collaboration between the Teatro di Giglio in Lucca, Italy, the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari, Sardinia, and Opera Carolina.
DOLORES CLAIBORNE
NEW CHAMBER ADAPTATION
NEW YORK PREMIERE
DOLORES CLAIBORNE
BY TOBIAS PICKER
59E59 Theaters
October 22, 24, 26, 28 and 29, 2017
Hailed at its premiere by Opera News as "a significant new work...a triumph for all concerned," the impact of Stephen King's psychodrama is heightened in this intimate, new adaptation of Tobias Picker's opera. New York City Opera Principal Conductor Pacien Mazzagatti leads the production directed by Michael Capasso.
Dominick Argento's 90th Birthday
FALL CONCERT:
Dominick Argento's 90th Birthday
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
Thursday, November 9, 2017
New York City Opera celebrates Dominick Argento's 90th birthday with a concert performance of his two one-act operas: Miss Havisham's Wedding Night, and A Water Bird Talk at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall. The composer of fourteen operas and numerous song cycles, choral pieces, and orchestral works, Argento has been one of America's leading composers for over six decades.
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